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Date: 05/13/22 14:28
Amtrak
Author: retcsxcfm

Mid ninties southbound (railroad  west)  Silver Star on its way to Tampa/St.Petersburg.
Aunurndale,Fl.

Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.




Date: 05/13/22 16:41
Re: Amtrak
Author: CPCoyote

With that engine, are you sure it isn’t mid 70s?

Posted from iPhone



Date: 05/13/22 18:08
Re: Amtrak
Author: pdt

uncle joe.....u've been here long enuf to know this should be on the nostalgia board....



Date: 05/13/22 22:03
Re: Amtrak
Author: DavidP

CPCoyote Wrote:
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> With that engine, are you sure it isn’t mid 70s?
>
>
> Posted from iPhone

Last non-HEP Silver Star ran in 1982 I think.  

Dave



Date: 05/14/22 01:58
Re: Amtrak
Author: RRBMail

Were you shooting with a focal plain shutter? 



Date: 05/14/22 09:33
Re: Amtrak
Author: BRAtkinson

What always amazed me about Auburndale was how quickly the Silver Star (or was it the Meteor?) got split or reassembled at Auburndale back when that's where they split.  And it was done by onboard T&E, not station crew, as far as I know.  Compared to all other train split locations such as New Haven (most NHV-SPG trains), Albany (48/49), and Spokane (7/8), Harrisburg (40/41) and even Pittsburgh (29/30), Auburndale was consistently the fastest, in my opinion.



Date: 05/14/22 17:51
Re: Amtrak
Author: mp51w

BRAtkinson Wrote:
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> What always amazed me about Auburndale was how
> quickly the Silver Star (or was it the Meteor?)
> got split or reassembled at Auburndale back when
> that's where they split.  And it was done by
> onboard T&E, not station crew, as far as I know. 
> Compared to all other train split locations such
> as New Haven (most NHV-SPG trains), Albany
> (48/49), and Spokane (7/8), Harrisburg (40/41) and
> even Pittsburgh (29/30), Auburndale was
> consistently the fastest, in my opinion.

I couldn't agree more!



Date: 05/14/22 20:57
Re: Amtrak
Author: jp1822

Splits and combinations like this seem to work quite well for overnight [sleeper] service in Europe (and the US for what trains still have them). Seems to be a good utilization of equipment and good way to secure additional riders. Yet Amtrak has driven this off - dumbing down operations.. 



Date: 05/15/22 09:43
Re: Amtrak
Author: tq-07fan

Neat shot! Shooting up at like that it made a big locomotive look even bigger!

Jim



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